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Remember when…

Last weekend my husband’s son and his family came for a visit. We hadn’t seen them since the first of the year and it was a lovely chance to catch up on the things going on in their lives. And I especially enjoyed talking to one of our granddaughters who is about to enter high […]

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How do we know?

I’ve been praying and asking God for answers for a while now.  I especially began seeking His guidance over the time that Tawdra Kandle and I shared our “Forty Days with the Risen Christ” devotional.  Then the week before last at a bible study we discussed the holy spirit and the gifts the Spirit gives […]

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Prayer with Friends

In their follow-up to The Faith Book, Tawdra Kandle & Olivia Hardin share their thoughts on faith, prayer, and the impact of the Resurrection in their lives. These two friends live thousands of miles apart, but their shared faith in one God has led them to boundless gifts, including each other! In The Prayer Book, […]

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The day is coming…

(Taken in part from a post originally published April 3, 2021) Last year my Pastor recounted the story of Jesus’ entry to Jerusalem. “Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 3 If anyone […]

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You have His permission… and it’s a precious gift, too!

Have you ever heard God talking to you?  I mean, the clear realization that He’d been whispering in your ear but you just hadn’t been listening? In my last post I shared with you that my family had some struggles going on. We’d had weeks of worry, but in the end, the Lord gave us […]

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Struggles of a Yes Addict.

  “Hello, my name is JoAnna, and I’m a yes addict.”  Yes, I will do this job.   Yes, I will manage this project.   Yes, I will lead this ministry.   Yes, I will partner in this venture. Yes, I will do this thing that I truly DO NOT want to do. Do you see the pattern? […]

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Hugs from the Devil

When’s the last time you hugged the devil?  It may be more recent than you think.  The enemy becomes our friend when we least expect it.  Despite all the pain we know he’ll cause, we start to get used to him.  Start to find comfort in his presence, because once he’s been there a while, […]

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The Community Chaplain

In nearly all of my posts here on P&P, I’ve referenced the ministry in which my husband and I are involved. Today, I want to talk about exactly what it is.  What is The Community Chaplain? TCC is a non-denominational, inclusive ministry that reaches out to those in need of pastoral care or help and […]